Hi all! I'm new here, so of course, I have lots of questions! We're in Northern Illinois, and are looking forward to receiving our first 8 ducklings at the beginning of November. Yay! Here's what's puzzling me at the moment: Our property is large, so I'd like to take advantage of this and free range the ducks, but is that feasible? We have coyotes, muskrats, raccoons, hawks... You name it we have it. If we have the ducks secure at night, will they be ok to free range during the day, most likely? Or do we need to keep them secure pretty much all the time? If so, that leads to my next question. We have a small pond (maybe half acre?). will the ducks destroy it with all the poop? Is there a way we can let them on the pond and not have a disaster on our hands? And if NO... How on earth should we try to keep them off?! we have plenty of space, so if need be, we could build a secure pen with a pond of their own.... But that would obviously just take a bit more doing. Thanks in advance for your help, and I promise I will try not to flood you all with my silly questions. I'm just super excited to get our duckies!